Photo by C. Stiles A "ghost bike" hangs in memory of Christophe Le Canne in 2010.
Update: The cyclist killed this morning has been identified as Walter Reyes. His cycling partner, Henry Hernandez, is in serious condition at a local hospital. Police say the driver fled the scene but later returned, and investigators are looking into whether he was intoxicated.
For cyclists around South Florida, this morning's news feed reads like a déjà vu nightmare. This morning, yet another cyclist has been killed by yet another hit-and-run driver on the bridge linking Virginia Key, Key Biscayne, and downtown Miami.
The latest death comes just months after a statewide law went into effect stiffening penalties for drivers who flee a fatal crash. It's called the Aaron Cohen Life Protection Act, and it's named for the last cyclist who lost his life to a hit-and-run driver on the Rickenbacker Causeway.More »